Category Archives: Funny

Nepal- the trip that nearly didn’t happen

You would not believe what happened to me on the day we departed Australia for Kathmandu. We got to the airport with plenty of time and decided to get a coffee at the cafe and wait there until Singapore Airlines … Continue reading

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The kuirini talking Nepali

At every Nepali gathering, I am always the only ‘kuirini’. The word ‘kuirini’ means foreigner, or white girl, in Nepalese language. Some say it’s a bit derogatory, but on the whole, it’s a simple way to refer to a foreigner. … Continue reading

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10,000 hits

Recently I made it to 10,000 hits on my blog! Hooray for me! In a relatively short time, my blog has gone from a casual hobby to a real project of mine which I thoroughly enjoy. It’s a great chance … Continue reading

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For the love of God….,I mean, cricket.

If any of you desi girls haven’t seen your other half lately, you’ll know, like me, what’s happened. An all-consuming, life-changing event is taking place leaving many a woman sleeping alone for nights on end. Yes you know what I … Continue reading

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Weird potions and remedies

This will be a quick post to find out if any of my fellow readers have ever been given some weird Asian remedy to fix their sickness. A while back I had a pretty bad fever including really bad stomach … Continue reading

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Arranged marriages. What do you think?

Last week Rabindra and I had a very funny conversation. It went something like this: R: “You know, I was thinking…. it’s really hard in Australia.” Me: “What do you mean?”  R: “Well you have to find your own boyfriend … Continue reading

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“Strange” perceptions- Australia- part 2

So as a follow up to my last post here, I promised to get Rabindra’s view on what he sees as ‘strange’ in my culture. I’m not sure if all of these are necessarily cultural or just reflective of me … Continue reading

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Posted in Cross-cultural, Culture, Differences, Festivals, Food and cooking, Funny, Intercultural, Intercultural Relationship, Nepal, Uncategorized | Tagged | 16 Comments